How to Run for County Office


An important role of the Milwaukee County Election Commission is to provide information and assistance to any person interested in running for public office in the County of Milwaukee. 


Please click on the following links to learn more.


Candidate Instructions


Candidate Registration Form (GAB-1)


Declaration of Candidacy Form (GAB-162)


Candidate Filing Due Dates - Current Elections


Candidate Filing Due Dates - Future Elections


Campaign Fundraising Limitations


Nomination Signatures - Required Amounts


Campaign Finance Report Due Dates


Campaign Finance General Information for Candidates



Please note:


These documents are provided to assist citizens who are considering a bid for elected office.  Interested candidates are also responsible to review Chapters 5-12 of the State Statutes governing the election process.